Italian Easy Peel Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Sustainably Grown


Italian Easy Peel Hardneck Rocambole Garlic - Sustainably Grown

Allium sativum subs. ophioscorodon The name says a lot about this fine variety originally from northern Italy, with 6–9 easy-peeling cloves. It omits mention of the strong rich flavor, with plenty of garlicky-ness yet little-to-none of a hot spicy burn. Large uniform bulbs have rounded tops and thick wrapper papers with attractive touches of purple. Stored well for our grower in northern Maine—right into May! 40–60 cloves per pound.

Z3-8. Eco-grown in Maine.

6233 Italian Easy Peel - Sustainably Grown
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Rocambole Garlic, hardneck type

Produces 5–13 medium-large cloves with tan, brown or reddish skins, slightly loose and relatively easy-peeling. A shorter shelf life than Porcelains, maybe because the clove skins are looser, or because of a slight tendency to split cloves. Generally, stores well through February, and—if really cured well and in optimal storage—can store months longer. Some claim Rocamboles have the finest, richest flavor.

Scapes form tight coils. Forms 8–25 bulbils, the size of peas; skins can be tight, but otherwise good cooking. More variation in cloves per pound than other classes.